HP Envy M6-K125DX TouchSmart Sleekbook Laptop Review

HP Envy M6-K125DX TouchSmart Sleekbook Laptop Review

15.6 inch HP Envy Sleekbook Touchscreen
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Aluminum finish in modern silver HP Envy M6-K125DX is a lightweight 0.9 inch slim touchscreen sleekbook laptop with a solid build, a Haswell Intel i5 processor, large 8 GB RAM memory, Beats Audio with subwoofer, backlit keyboard with 10-key numpad, Full HD display and other useful features for daily computing and some gaming at a medium level price.

HP Envy has a 4th generation Intel i5-4200U processor with quad core processing and turbo boost function for when you need the extra speed, that also offers great energy efficiency on a super low voltage platform. 8GB DDR3L SDRAM is upgradable up to a maximum of 16 GB, while 8 GB RAM is quite a lot for most customers to do plenty of multitasking of even advanced multimedia without freezing or lags.

750 GB hard drive at 5400 rpm is adequate storage space for a computer at this price range and the spindle speed is again the common hard drive speed. HP ProtectSmart makes sure your data stays safe if or when your laptop suffers an accident. You'll find the Windows 8 pre-installed on the system, which is the right operating system to have with a touchscreen laptop and just go on the Microsoft store online to upgrade it free of charge to Windows 8.1.

15.6 inch LED backlit Full HD touch screen display with 1920 x 1080 resolution and the 4th generation on-processor Intel HD Graphics 4400 renders great high definition clear picture with fine details and vibrant colors. The graphics card is not suitable for the most advanced games at higher settings but the system as a whole is very well capable for everything else. You can also connect to your large screen HDTV through the HDMI port.

You may even transmit content from your notebook to your television wirelessly with the Intel Wireless Display- WiDi. TrueVision HD webcam that adjusts instantly for the lighting with built-in microphone with a second array for cancelling background noise is great for chatting with friends and family or videoconferencing. For the best quality loud and clear sound with deep bass, you have the integrated Beats Audio dual speakers with a subwoofer.

HP Envy M6-K125DX TouchSmart Sleekbook Laptop Review
Aluminum finish in modern silver HP Envy with slim but solid frame weighs only 5.6 pounds and is only 0.9 inch thick as it doesn't have a DVD drive to ensure portability. The island-style keyboard is backlit to use comfortably in reduced lighting on the comfortable chiclet keys and helps easy data entry with 10-key numeric keypad. You also have the HP ClickPad touchpad that supports multitouch gestures.

In terms of connectivity options, you have a Multiformat media reader that supports Secure Digital format, 2 x USB 3.0 ports for quick digital data transfers (one of them with USB Boost function for charging USB devices) and 1 x USB 2.0 port, Intel 1x1 high-speed wireless LAN (802.11ac), Bluetooth 4.0 for connecting with other Bluetooth enabled devices, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN with RJ-45 connector, an HDMI output, Microphone-in/headphone-out combo jack, Intel Wireless Display for streaming multimedia wirelessly to your television and a TrueVision HD webcam.

Conclusion: HP Envy M6-K125DX is a sleek, fast, reliable and solid computer with a good range of specs and features, beautiful Full HD touchscreen, Beats Audio, generous amounts of memory and hard drive. Windows 8 is one of the cons of this computer but having a touchscreen saves it and being able to upgrade to the 8.1 version with its useful features is a bonus. It would also have been nice to have more visible buttons on the touchpad. This HP is suitable for home, school or work use and performs very well in anything other than the latest 3D games (system is capable but not so much the Intel HD 4400), so if you're looking for a gaming PC, expect to pay lots more for another more suitable model.

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